Selecting Carpet

Carpet adds beauty and style to any room. Today, there are thousands of colors to consider. It can be a neutral foundation or a focal point with bold colors and dramatic patterns and textures.

So, where do you start? One of the first options to consider is what mood you want to create and how the room will be used.

Are you looking for a formal style or casual? Does the room have high foot traffic? Let’s start with construction and texture because that affects how the carpet will appear. Texture refers to the surface appearance of the carpet. Texture is created by the size of the yarns, the twist of the yarns, and the surface structure of the finished carpet. Some textures create patterns. Well constructed carpet is important for durability. In fact, construction has as much or more influence on performance than the fibers or other materials that make up the carpet.



Have you ever walked on carpet and marveled at how soft and resilient it felt? That probably has as much to do with the quality of the pad than the actual carpet.

Good padding protects your carpet, makes it last longer and feel better. It also acts as a shock absorber and protects carpet from the wear and tear of heavy traffic.

Abbey Satisfaction Guarantee
If for any reason within 60 days after installation by an Abbey Carpet & Floor installer you decide that your carpet is not satisfactory, Abbey Carpet & Floor will replace the carpet with another carpet of equal value from the same manufacturer. Simply contact the Abbey showroom where you bought the carpet and arrange for the new selection.*

* This guarantee is available at participating Abbey Showrooms and does not apply to all products featured and does not include installation or freight which must be paid by the consumer. See participating store for details.